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Drop spindle question #735073
April 14th 2018 11:52 am
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Goatsnake Offline OP
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Hey fellow vanners, new to the site. I have a 1990 GMC vandura 1500 cargo I'm looking to drop the front end.
Looking for a link to decent cheap dropped spindles and information on make/model year compatibility with other domestic trucks/vans 1/2 ton. Cheers!

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Re: Drop spindle question [Re: Goatsnake] #735085
April 14th 2018 4:31 pm
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I know some people are going to freak out about me saying this but if you're only dropping a couple of inches, save yourself the hassle and just use shorter springs for a Chevy C10 pickup.

You may be able to find them for less, but here's an example: 1963-72 Chevy Pickup Front Lowering Coil Springs, 2 Inch Drop - speedwaymotors.com

Re: Drop spindle question [Re: Goatsnake] #735088
April 14th 2018 7:05 pm
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Check out MaxTrac. Remember to check your rotor thickness! Most important part. Amazon has them for about 220 set. Go on MaxTrac's site first, then shop.

Re: Drop spindle question [Re: Goatsnake] #735146
April 16th 2018 2:32 am
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Thanks guys. I think I’ll go spindle. Don’t want to [censored] with my suspension too much and I’ll be taking that shit off anyway to redo brakes. 👍🏻

Re: Drop spindle question [Re: Goatsnake] #735153
April 16th 2018 9:17 am
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Welcome Goat.
We went with drop spindles. They've been great so far ( edit: about 65K miles ago). Excellent tire wear once I found an alignment shop that knew what they were doing. They charge $80 a pop but are worth every cent.

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Be aware, they don't tell ya but most drop spindles will widen the front track slightly. Choose your wheels carefully as tire clearance can become an issue......



Last edited by CatFish; April 16th 2018 9:22 am. Reason: wrong miles

“A van may be safe in the garage, but that's not what vans are for.”

Re: Drop spindle question [Re: Goatsnake] #735155
April 16th 2018 9:27 am
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BTW......if you plan to sleep in yours very often you might need some leveling blocks....... grin
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lol


“A van may be safe in the garage, but that's not what vans are for.”

Re: Drop spindle question [Re: Goatsnake] #735157
April 16th 2018 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by Goatsnake
Thanks guys. I think I’ll go spindle. Don’t want to [censored] with my suspension too much and I’ll be taking that shit off anyway to redo brakes. 👍🏻


Changing springs is much easier than installing drop spindles.

Re: Drop spindle question [Re: CatFish] #735168
April 16th 2018 2:53 pm
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👍🏻 Ya either that or off set my bed 😆

Re: Drop spindle question [Re: CatFish] #735169
April 16th 2018 2:57 pm
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Thanks CatFish I’m rockin’ 235’s in the front

Re: Drop spindle question [Re: Goatsnake] #735275
April 18th 2018 10:17 pm
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Hello, first post, longtime lurker. Wow CatFish, van looks great.


/// Zero Bling, No Luxuries. Looks Rough, Runs Great. ///
'91 GMC Vandura G2500 (ex-wheelchair van)
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